STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 9322-9038 LABEL: Northern NRCD0010 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £2.50
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Those who’ve been with Cross Rhythms for the long ride will know we’ve been breathlessly eulogising their talent ever since that stunning ‘Chosen' album burst upon us in 1990. Since then they’ve gone through more than their share of difficulties but against all the odds Michael Pritzl is still there in 2003 to lead his fellow Californians to vistas new. Their unerring ability to concoct densely layered guitar soundscapes and melodies that ache with wistful poignancy. But now the evidence of a healing for Michael is clearly apparent. At least the darkness and pain that once permeated some of their albums have lifted. There are still occasional glimpses of bleakness (“Lost Without You Near Me” for instance). But more often there’s a joyful, almost childlike acceptance of God’s love. And a song like “Radio Jesus Superstar” glows with a joyful innocence. Another incomparable album from one of the finest bands in Christendom.
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